Governor Pat Quinn today made key appointments to the Truancy in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Task Force which has been charged with identifying different strategies and approaches to help educators and CPS administration address the truancy problems in the City of Chicago. Today's action is part of Governor Quinn's agenda to prepare every child for success in college, career and beyond.
"These individuals are committed to getting to the root of the city's truancy problem and fixing it," Governor Quinn said. "The task force will look at the evidence and work hand-in-hand with my administration and Chicago Public School staff to turn the page and get all Chicago students in school and on the way to a bright future."
The Task Force was proposed by State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) following a Chicago Tribune report that revealed the excessive truancy issue in Chicago Public Schools from grades K-8.